Book Giveaway - Notes on a Banana

Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression by David Leite is the brilliant and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria. David's website is indexed for our members - one click and almost 2,900 recipes will be added to your bookshelf.  

Notes on a Banana is funny, touching and stay-up-all night read. David has a number of events scheduled to promote this title.

Be sure to head over to our author interview post for more information on David's memoir.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:
Check out the author inteview post and of books that David mentioned as those he is cooking from now - which one sounds like a book you would like to cook from.

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on May 26th, 2017


  • sefardicook  on  4/22/2017 at 11:47 AM

    I would repeat the recipes from Paula Wolfert, especially the green jam and ajvar...not that I don't love David's "My Paris Kitchen."

  • tnorthrup  on  4/22/2017 at 12:40 PM

    I cannot wait to read this book! As for which cookbook he mentioned which I might like to check out i would have to say My Paris Kitchen.

  • heyjude  on  4/22/2017 at 1:25 PM

    All David's favorite books are on my much-loved list, too. His New Portuguese Table is also on the list

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 1:39 PM

    I'd like My Paris Kitchen!

  • jr0717  on  4/22/2017 at 2:38 PM

    I'd love to cook from Dorie's Cookies!

  • skyejaden  on  4/22/2017 at 4:51 PM

    My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz

  • dangold  on  4/22/2017 at 6:47 PM

    Definitely "My Paris Kitchen": I love stories with my recipes!

  • sgump  on  4/22/2017 at 7:20 PM

    I'd go with *My Paris Kitchen,* as well.

  • lhudson  on  4/23/2017 at 7:06 AM

    Dorie's Cookies.

  • fiarose  on  4/23/2017 at 12:07 PM

    I've heard dorie's cookies is just an awesome book, been meaning to check that out forever--and of course, i'm a follower of david lebowitz, so my paris kitchen as well!

  • lgroom  on  4/23/2017 at 2:28 PM

    I love David Lebowitz and My Paris Kitchen. And I agree with Jenny -an LC cookbook would be very popular.

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/23/2017 at 5:05 PM

    Paula Wolfert's book. She has recipes that are similar to foods I enjoyed traveling the world but have been unsuccessful at replicating. Dories's Cookies would is second runner up.

  • tennyogirl  on  4/23/2017 at 8:23 PM

    I have visited Leite's Culinaria, the recipes there always work great! I'd like to bake from Dorie's Cookies!

  • nandag  on  4/24/2017 at 12:45 AM

    Dorie's cookies!

  • ktwalla  on  4/24/2017 at 7:03 AM

    I have both My Paris Kitchen and Dorie's Cookies. I'd cook from them both.

  • lebarron2001  on  4/25/2017 at 2:20 PM

    My Paris Kitchen

  • Maaseelulu  on  4/26/2017 at 1:05 AM

    I have been back and forth about buying, "My Paris Kitchen." I think that after David Leite's recommendation, I may finally take the plunge!

  • klrclark  on  4/26/2017 at 2:20 PM

    I own Dorie's Cookies, so I would have to say My Paris Kitchen

  • skipeterson  on  4/26/2017 at 3:38 PM

    My Paris Kitchen I have and love. "Unforgettable..." I'd like to get.

  • cocecitycook  on  4/28/2017 at 3:53 AM

    My Paris Kitchen

  • RSW  on  4/28/2017 at 6:05 AM

    Sauces and shapes: Pasta the Italian Way

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/29/2017 at 10:01 AM

    Sauces and Shapes!

  • Dmartin997  on  4/29/2017 at 10:51 AM

    Pasta the Italian Way sounds like a new adventure. I have Paula Wolfert's book and Doris's cookies.

  • mph993  on  5/3/2017 at 11:27 AM

    My Paris Kitchen - I use and love

  • JanScholl  on  5/6/2017 at 9:25 PM

    I have Dorie's Cookies and My Paris Kitchen is on my wish list.

  • meggan  on  5/8/2017 at 2:29 PM

    I've been meaning to look into my paris kitchen.

  • Uhmandanicole  on  5/13/2017 at 4:23 AM

    I like the way Paula Wolfert's book sounds, I think I would most like to cook from that first!

  • hirsheys  on  5/13/2017 at 4:08 PM

    Dorie's Cookies

  • Siegal  on  5/15/2017 at 2:01 PM

    I always wanted my Paris kitchen

  • Katiefayhutson  on  5/17/2017 at 2:43 PM

    Dorie's Cookies

  • artmarcia  on  5/20/2017 at 12:19 AM

    Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way

  • Julia  on  5/20/2017 at 12:52 AM

    My Paris Kitchen is great.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  5/22/2017 at 5:22 PM

    I have cooked extensively from "My Paris Kitchen," and it is terrific. But I am ready to jump into "Unforgettable."

  • Kelos  on  5/25/2017 at 3:19 AM

    I think I would use Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way by Oretta Zanini De Vita and Maureen B. Fant as I love my pasta :)

  • emilydoyle  on  5/25/2017 at 3:47 AM

    I have been wanting to check out Dorie's Cookies for awhile now

  • nadiam1000  on  5/26/2017 at 8:05 AM

    Dorie's Cookies because I love to bake but My Paris Kitchen is a close second

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 4:00 PM

    My Paris Kitchen - I love Paris!

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